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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of children with invasive infections caused by the common MLST-type S. aureus strains

From: Clinical and molecular characteristics of invasive community-acquired Staphylococcus aureusinfections in Chinese children

Clinical syndrome ST59 ST88 ST25 ST7 ST2155 ST188
(n = 51) (n = 20) (n = 13) (n = 13) n = 12 n = 10
MRSA MSSA MRSA MSSA MSSA MSSA MSSA MRSA MSSA
(n = 49) (n = 2) (n = 5) (n = 15) (n = 13) (n = 13) (n = 12) (n = 1) (n = 9)
Single-site infection Total 20(39.2) 0 1(5) 5(25) 4(30.8) 5(38.5) 6(50) 1(100) 2(22.2)
Bacteremia 5(9.8) 0 0 2(10) 2(15.4) 3(23.1) 1(8.3) 1(100) 1(11.1)
Pneumonia 12(23.5) 0 1(5) 2(10) 1(7.7) 1(7.7) 3(25) 0 0
Musculoskeletal infection 2(3.9) 0 0 1(5) 0 1(7.7) 2(16.7) 0 1(11.1)
Others 1a(2) 0 0 0 1b(7.7) 0 0 0 0
Multi-site infections Total 29(56.9) 2(3.9) 4(20) 10(50) 9(69.2) 8(61.5) 6(50) 0 7(77.8)
B + P 4(7.8) 0 2(10) 2(10) 2(15.4) 3(23.1) 1(8.3) 0 3(33.3)
B + M 1(2) 0 1(5) 3(15) 3(23.1) 1(7.7) 2(16.7) 0 1(11.1)
B + S 8(15.7) 0 1(5) 3(15) 2(15.4) 0 3(25) 0 1(11.1)
P + S 7(13.7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B + P + S 2(3.9) 1(2) 0 1(5) 1(7.7) 1(7.7) 0 0 0
Others 7c(13.7) 1d(2) 0 1e(5) 1f(7.7) 3g(23.1) 0 0 2h(22.2)
  1. Notes: B + P, bacteremia + pneumonia; B + M, bacteremia + musculoskeletal infection; B + S, bacteremia + skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI); P + S, pneumonia + SSTI; B + P + S, bacteremia + pneumonia + SSTI.
  2. aOne case of orbital abscess.
  3. bOne case of deep-seated abscess.
  4. cTwo cases of bacteremia + orbital abscess, one case each of bacteremia + pneumonia + musculoskeletal infection, musculoskeletal infection + SSTI, bacteremia + pneumonia + lymphadenitis, bacteremia + pneumonia + osteomyelitis + SSTI, and pneumonia + osteomyelitis + endocarditis.
  5. dOne case of bacteremia + pneumonia + musculoskeletal infection + SSTI.
  6. eOne case of bacteremia + musculoskeletal infection + SSTI.
  7. fOne case of musculoskeletal infection + SSTI.
  8. gTwo cases of bacteremia + pneumonia + meningitis and one case of pneumonia + meningitis.
  9. hOne case each of bacteremia + pneumonia + musculoskeletal infection and meningitis + endocarditis.